Ok so it’s October 31st and you’ve been meaning to put together that ultimate Halloween anime watchlist in order to impress all your friends, family and attractive acquaintances (attractive people love lists, I’m not sure why but that’s just the way it is) but you were super busy with stuff and things. Now you need to get everything done in the next twenty minutes. And not just some random list either, you have to know what you’re suggesting to attractive people!
How are you going to read through all those reviews and make insightful, well-informed choices? Fret not! I got you covered. This handy dandy list of Halloween themed anime I could think of comes complete with perfect bite-sized “reviews” for your convenience. What are these reviews based on? Can you really get the information you need in one line? Have I even watched these shows? You ask a lot of questions!
Personally, I am bravery impaired when it comes to scary things on t.v. However, I also insist on watching them through my fingers then annoying everyone around me with my inability to sleep for the following weeks. I commonly get the question: If you’re so scared of horror, why do you watch it? The answer is: I don’t know. I guess deep down I must enjoy being a little scared from time to time.
This said, whenever I get in that type of mood, I once again start seeking out horror themed anime . I must go through this little ritual several times a year. So I figured I would help fellow Otaku who are in the same boat. I tried to put together a generous enough listing of appropriate animes that are also fairly accessible and easy to find so that most people will be able to pick out at least one title they haven’t seen. If you have any to add, please let me know! Maybe I’ll watch it tonight!
Cute girl, LOTS of gore gets a bit long in those last episodes but classic horror for those bloodthirsty types
I kind of ruined it by putting it on the list. Sorry, great anime though.
When you prefer your Halloween watching to be adorable, funny and unexpectedly touching.
One word: Integra.
Traditional atmospheric horror may not always be the most frightening but it sure is beautiful.
People keep telling me the manga was better. A little pompous if that’s what you’re going for!
When you want to watch a fighting shonen but with a lot more body horror.
Blood Blockade Battlefront:
When you want to watch a fighting shonen but with some pumpkins
It’s about vampires, not ghosts but it’s still going to haunt you.
Might not actually be horror but it freaked me out.
Satoshi Kon knew exactly how to make a psychological thriller that will get under your skin. If you can find it, I say watch it.
Game of Laplace:
Classic Japanese murder mysteries but Takuto was ambivalent.
Just because you’re watching demons doesn’t mean they can’t be pretty
Cause what’s more terrifying than a self-assured jerk who thinks he’s always right? Two of them!
Not the best Halloween party I’ve been to, not the worst…
Maybe stick to the first season.
Why are pink haired girls so violent? (see above picture)
No really why?
Happy sugar life:
It’s a serious question!
So there’s going to be a lot of drinking at your Halloween shindig and you don’t want to do any deep thinking?
I refer you to my finale review.
One of my all time favourite movies – also Satoshi Kon.
The cover art is misleading.
You want to know what everyone is talking about, don’t you?
Attack on Titan:
I just realized this is also kind of a horror anime. Apparently 3rd season is awesome!
It may not be scary the way you expected it to be…
When They Cry:
Well that escalated quickly!
The original – trust me on this.
There you go! You are very welcome my friend. This is likely the most useful list you’ve ever come across. I’ve even put them in handy dandy random order just for you! And because attractive people love lists, I just know you enjoyed this!